The American friend

Published 2016
Item Details

A young picture framer thinks that he has terminal disease and is set up to become a hired assassin in West Germany because of the lure of quick money.

Director approved two-DVD special edition.
2 videodiscs (126 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical surround Dolby digital 5.1 surround
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: Not rated.
Other Title:
German title: Amerikanische Freund
Based on Patricia Highsmith's novel Ripley's game.
DVD release of the 1977 motion picture; restored in 2014.
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (from 2002 featuring Wim Wenders and Dennis Hopper). Disc 2: Wim Wenders (interview with the director 37 minutes); Bruno Ganz (interview with the actor 27 minutes); Deleted scenes (35 minutes of scenes with audio commentary by Wim Wenders); Trailer. Insert includes an essay by Francine Prose, Little lies and big disasters.
Title from container.
Director of photography, Robby Müller ; editor, Peter Przygodda ; music, Jürgen Knieper ; art directors, Heidi and Toni Lüdi ; costume designer, Isolde Nist.
Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain, Nicholas Ray, Samuel Fuller, Peter Lilienthal, Daniel Schmid, Sandy Whitelaw, Jean Eustache, Lou Castel.
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
For private home use only.
In English, French and German, with optional English subtitles; optional SDH captioning.
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